The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was created as a result of the Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972. The CPSC works with industry to develop voluntary standards and has the authority to ban products and initiate recalls of products determined to be unsafe. Prior to creation of CPSC, consumer products were regulated by various agencies including the Consumer Protection and Environmental Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Government Documents has a large collection of CPSC publications, including the following series:
In addition, we have general publications, statistical reports, and Congressional hearings and reports relating to the CPSC and consumer safety. We also provide access to current and historical laws and regulations enforced by CPSC.